Group Leader in Stem Cell Science (Fixed Term)

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Cambridge, ENGLAND
Job Type: Permanent
Deadline: 18 Oct 2021

Senior Research Associate (£42,149-£53,348) or Principal Research Associate (£61,818-£71,638) depending on skills and experience, plus a start-up package.

The Wellcome - MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute is a world-leading centre for stem cell research with a mission to transform human health through a deep understanding of stem and progenitor cell biology ( ). The Institute is located in the Jeffrey Cheah Biomedical Centre, a new state-of-the-art building adjacent to Addenbrooke's and Royal Papworth Hospitals and multiple research institutes ( ). This has nucleated a fully integrated, vibrant and cohesive stem cell community ideally placed to capitalise on the surrounding unique intellectual and clinical environment. The Institute currently has 28 research groups with approximately 300 biological, computational, clinical and physical scientists operating across a wide range of tissues and at multiple scales. The Institute is a hub for the wider stem cell community across Cambridge and has 32 affiliated researchers across 13 University departments and the neighbouring Babraham and Sanger Institutes.

The Institute has openings for one or more Group Leaders who will complement and synergise with our existing programmes. We welcome applications from across the entire range of stem/progenitor cell biology, including research relevant to:

  • Cardiovascular glial/neural or epithelial tissues
  • Computational Biology
  • Cell and Gene therapy
  • Organ regeneration and repair

This would be ideal for a candidate with post-doctoral experience, distinctive research achievements and a cutting-edge research plan for the next 5 years. Interdisciplinary and collaborative research is strongly encouraged across the University and its associated institutes.

The Institute benefits from generous core funding from Wellcome and MRC. It offers a collegiate environment with excellent core facilities, extensive opportunities to pursue basic and disease focussed studies and a generous start up package. Successful candidates will be supported to obtain external personal fellowship and grant support within 3 years of their appointment.

Informal enquiries about the post are welcome via email to Anthea Stanley ( ). Interviews will be held over a 2-day period likely to be in early December.

Benefits include generous maternity / paternity leave, flexible working, funds for returning carers and other family-friendly schemes.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 36 months in the first instance.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Applicants should upload a curriculum vitae (max 3 pages, to include date of PhD and details of any career gaps if applicable) with contact details of 3 referees, and a 1-2 page outline of your research proposal, by 18th October 2021.

Please quote reference PS28178 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Further information
Apply online
View or Apply

Similar Positions